“Ozark”: why this character should die at the end of the series

BEWARE, SPOLER ALERT! why did she have to die ruth langmore in “Ozarks”? It was one of the most controversial deaths of the netflix series finale and here we tell you all the details behind this decision. Chris Mundy, the showrunner of the production starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner, gave more details of the departure of one of the most beloved characters in this story.

The endings they always generate controversy because not all followers end up happy. However, one of the points that generated the greatest emotions was in Ruth’s Fate, the young woman who lost almost her entire family since she met the Byrdes.

Throughout four seasons, this role earned the appreciation of the audience for his character to face the most powerful. He suffered, he killed, he lost, he won. He was one of the best developed protagonists of the series. american fiction.

Therefore, despite the fact that since the closing of part 1 season 4 seemed to have a closed ending, viewers expected that the role of Julia Garner had a less tragic ending. This, moreover, was the subject of debate between the writers ofOzarks”.

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Ruth Langmore during season 4 of the series "Ozark".  (Photo: Netflix)
Ruth Langmore during season 4 of the series “Ozark”. (Photo: Netflix)


ruth langmore must have died in the end of “Ozarks”at the hands of Camila Elizondro (Veronica Falcon), to demonstrate the main proposition of the Netflix series: that there are winners and losers in capitalism. The Byrd family, of course, was in the first group. The Langmorealmost all dead, were razed to the ground.

That’s how he stated it Chris Mundy, the showrunner of fiction, telling about the internal debate between the writers about the fate of Ruth and the Byrdes. “It felt like the writers were just imposing a happy ending because we’re like parents standing in for the characters. Are we telling a true story if something [trágico] It does not happen? We talked about it and discussed it.”he told TV Line.

He then added that it was difficult to find the right path, but that decided on Ruth’s death because “Capitalism doesn’t work unless there is a winner and a loser.r”. And, in contrast to the Byrdes, who lost a lot but kept their success, the Langmore family got trampled.

“The Langmores are going to be the losers in that equation while someone else builds their fortune. The Byrdes came in and climbed on the backs of people like the Langmores, and they represent a lot of people. There’s something about it that’s cynical and there’s something about it that’s just true, so that’s what we were trying to write.”sentenced Mundy on the closure of “Ozarks”.

Julia Garner playing Ruth in "Ozark."  (Photo: Netflix)
Julia Garner playing Ruth in “Ozark.” (Photo: Netflix)


The short answer is no. Unfortunately for fans of the Bill Dubuque-created crime drama, “Ozarks” will not have a fifth season, since, in June 2022, Netflix announced that the fourth installment would mark the end of the show.


  • Jason Bateman as Martin Byrde
  • Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde
  • Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde
  • Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Byrde
  • Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore
  • Jordana Spiro as Rachel Garrison
  • Jason Butler Harner as Roy Petty
  • Esai Morales as Del (Camino Del Rio)
  • Peter Mullan as Jacob Snell
  • Lisa Emery as Darlene Snell
  • Alfonso Herrera as Javier “Javi” Elizondro
Marty and Wendy Byrde during a scene from "Ozark."  (Photo: Netflix)
Marty and Wendy Byrde during a scene from “Ozark.” (Photo: Netflix)


Trailer for “Ozark” Season 4 Part 2, Netflix series starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.